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Session 1

Being poor, and black, in Mississippi   |   Dr. Dolphus weary

For over thirty years, Dolphus has spoken on college campuses, in Churches, Seminaries, and Conferences around the country. In 2003, Dolphus was the invited minister to preach during Mississippi Day Services at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

"What is our Responsibility to the Poor?"   |   clergy's response

Phil Reed is the President/CEO of Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM) in Jackson, Mississippi. Phil came to Jackson from his home state of Indiana in 1975 to work as a volunteer with Voice of Calvary. Phil was founding pastor of Voice of Calvary Fellowship. He became President/CEO of VOCM in 1999 and served until 2007.
 

Keynote Speaker   |   Rev. Matthew J. Watts

Rev. Matthew Watts has been the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Charleston, West Virginia, for over 17 years. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer, small business consultant and CEO of a broadcasting corporation.
 

Bible Study   |   Dr. John M. Perkins

Dr. John M. Perkins is an American Christian minister, civil rights activist, Bible teacher, author, philosopher and community developer. He is the founder and President Emeritus of the John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation with his wife Dr. Vera Mae Perkins (also known as "Grandma Perkins").

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Session 2

 

Keynote Speaker   |   Rev. Matthew J. Watts

 
Rev. Matthew Watts has been the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Charleston, West Virginia, for over 17 years. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer, small business consultant and CEO of a broadcasting corporation.
 
Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice.
Dr. Harold D. Davis, an ordained minister, is the developer of the TALKS Mentoring Program. His work with young people has been widely recognized. Dr. Davis is the recipient of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative's 3rd Annual Ricky Birdsong Award. He is also the recipient of a Those Who Excel Award of Excellence presented by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Jed Oppenheim currently works for a foundation. He has previously been a board member for the Jackson Public School District, appointed by the late Mayor Chokwe Lumumba. He also worked for the United Way and the Southern Poverty Law Center where he focused on issues related to ending the School-To-Prison-Pipeline.
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Ravin Cline earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Belhaven University. She continued her education with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Ravin has spent her career in the field of Social Work and in the field of Substance Abuse Treatment.
 

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Session 3

Stewpot Community Services named Rev. Jill Barnes Buckley, an associate pastor for community ministry with Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, as the organization's new executive director, starting in 2017. She first came to work for Stewpot as its volunteer coordinator in April 1996.
Dr. Bradford Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist and Director of Belhaven University's Institute for International Care and Counsel which focuses on mobilizing faith-based resources for mental health. Dr. Smith is a Certified Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor and regularly provides MHFA training to community members.
Thea Faulkner serves as Director of Partners in Education at JPS. Jackson Public Schools understands that community involvement is a vital component for successful schools. JPS values participation from businesses, civic organizations, faith groups, government agencies, and individuals.
Bishop Thomas M. Jenkins volunteers as a Chaplain for both the Jackson Police Department and the Hinds County Sheriff Department. He has worked as a Chaplain since 1995 and has attended classes at the Miss. Law Enforcement Academy, Jackson Police Academy, and International Conference of Chaplains.